TOM WARD - You'll be missed, Duke

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On Friday, I say farewell to my longtime colleague and good friend, our sports editor, Paul "Duke" Dubois. He retires this week, looking forward to travel with his lovely - and very patient - wife,... more

ARLENE VIOLET - Poseurs and poppycock = politicians

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Poseur - A person who pretends to be what he or she is not; or a person who attempts to impress others by assuming an affect or sentiment other than his or her true feeling. Do you know any poseurs?... more

Letters to the Editor

Keep streetlights burning in Cumberland

Have you ever walked around your neighborhood at dusk and noticed a street light out? Or how about a light that cycles on and off? Did you know that your taxes are paying for every street light... more

Glocester residents should have had voice in town manager issue

It is disappointing to learn that the Glocester Town Council voted not to let the citizens of Glocester consider whether the town should have a town manager. As a member of the Charter Review... more

More study needs to be done before using Monastery land

I recently attended an informational meeting of the Monastery Preservation Alliance in Cumberland, to listen and learn. This was because I became quite concerned about learning through newspaper... more

Public safety complex site: Why not at old Valley Gas?

In regards to the ongoing controversy over the public safety complex locating at the Monastery: As a lifelong Cumberland resident of 49 years, it makes no sense why the powers that be do not take... more

Monastery is a special place

Throughout my 15 years as a Cumberland resident, I have created many memories at the Monastery. Growing up, the Monastery is a major reason why I was never bored. Countless days spent exploring,... more

Site for public safety building a prudent one

First off, I would like to compliment the July 24-30 Valley Breeze for finally publishing a comprehensive account of just what part of the Monastery property is involved in the public safety complex... more

French Canadians have earned respect

The Ken Bush letter to the editor of July 23 brought to mind an old French expression. "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose." Translation - the more it changes, the less it changes. (... more

Arnold Mills July Fourth Parade planners offer thanks

In case you missed it, financial help still needed The Arnold Mills Parade Association presented the 88th annual parade with "Proud to be an American" on July 4 under somewhat adverse conditions.... more

Candidate offers help for family

My husband and I were on our way back from a visit to the zoo with our 19-month-old daughter when our car suddenly died on Route 114 during rush hour. Before we could pick up a cell phone to get help... more

Rockefellers offer thanks to community

Dear friends, neighbors, and the entire Cumberland community: We are at a loss for words to express our deepest appreciation for your kindness, generosity, and support during this tragic time. We... more

Thanks to Paul Dubois as he retires from Breeze

As the sports editor, Paul Dubois, departs The Valley Breeze and rides off into the retirement sunset, I felt it is appropriate to review some of what he has done for the readers of The Breeze.... more

Was that humor or bigotry in Marc Dion's recent column?

I'm not sure how to take Marc Munroe Dion's essay, "The Last White Mayor," in the July 17 Valley Breeze. Is he being facetious or is he just another old white guy telling the kids to get off his lawn... more

Step back, start over with public safety facility debate

The situation that has arisen is unfortunate as once again Mayor McKee has failed to adequately present to the citizens of Cumberland the proper information so that the citizenry could make a sound... more